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A Country Folk Art "Painting"

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A Country Folk Art
As you walk from Ridgway on your way to the Japanese Garden, you will see an amazing display in the center circle in front of the Kemper Center. A few of our Kemper Center horticulturist had a fantastic idea...take folk art paintings as inspiration for garden art. Dana and Tyler and their volunteers made a beautiful folk art garden display. An old plow and sickle bar mower are the focal points along with a farm wooden fence. Mounds of pansies Viola x wittrockiana and ornamental cabbage and kale...
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Posted in: Fall | Tags: fall , art , pansies | Comments (0) | View Count: (1686)

Edible Arrangements

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Edible Arrangements
When I hear about edible plants I think herbs....Wrong!  I have plants in my garden that I chose for their beautiful flowers. I wouldn’t have guessed you could eat them too. Borage – Borago officinalis. Borage blue flowers with silvery-green, cucumber flavored leaves.  Beneficial insects and humans find it hard to resist. Use the petals in cold drinks or to decorate ice cubes or just top a blueberry or blackberry dessert. Pot Marigolds – Calendula officinalis. An ol...
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Posted in: Fall | Tags: edible flowers | Comments (0) | View Count: (1433)

What’s Wrong with my Tomatoes?

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What’s Wrong with my Tomatoes?
Kemper Center for Home Gardening is continuing the FREE Wednesday Morning Demonstrations focusing on the Visual Guides on the Missouri Botanical Garden website. For August and September we are featuring Visual Guides on tomato problems:  Tomato Foliage Problems,  Tomato Fruit Problems and Top 10 Problems of Tomatoes. On the last Wednesday of August and September you will see examples and pictures of tomato problems, fruit and plant anatomy and nutrient problems. Drop in anytime betwe...
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Posted in: Summer | Tags: tomato , plant problems , visual guides , demonstration | Comments (0) | View Count: (2802)